Today is the best I’ve felt so far at Day +5. Still fatigued, low appetite, vertigo, balance not great, being careful….but it’s the closest I have felt to “normal” in a long time. I’ve been walking in the hall a bit these days but it’s not very comfortable because we have to wear gowns, gloves and masks. I’ll have to take a pic of myself all gowned up tomorrow.
I thought I would take some pics of where I’ve been staying. This is the view from my room today- I’m actually now looking forward to seeing the inside of Water Tower Place as I haven’t been there in years but am suddenly motivated to go.
The hospital has a nice lounge room with computers, a TV, and a recumbent bike.
This is the view from the bike which I have enjoyed riding a couple times today. I find it’s easier than walking around because that mask keeps fogging up my glasses and at least I can take off my glasses while I’m on the bike! It’s also a beautiful view of the lake and the boats.
There is also a family lounge which has areas to hang out and quarters family members can use to shower, etc.
This side of the family room has coffee and a microwave I think? I haven’t spent any time in there really other than to just look around and then take pics.
So now we wait for my numbers to fall in line while my new stem cells engraft. It takes the body 9-12 days to engraft so my discharge date is anticipated somewhere between June 16th and June 19th. Looking forward to being home on my patio next weekend….let’s hope the numbers agree!
My family and I have been very touched by the outpouring of our friends’ well wishes, prayers and inquiries on my health. Thank you!
Janet Olsen said:
Ellie, so happy to be following your blog. I just told a friend of mine from Weber that you had the transplant. She was excited because she had just heard it on the news that it could be a successful treatment. You have been in my prayers. Glad to hear each day is closer to going home and improving each day. Love and Hugs, Janet
Thank you so much. It’s truly remarkable what this treatment does. Your support means a lot to mom which also means a lot to me too. Our family feels the love! Love and hugs to you guys!
Kathy Napolitano said:
Following you all the way Ellie,wishing for nothing but the best for you!❤️